One of the frequently asked questions about the Qurbani rules is regarding cutting hair and nails before Qurbani, a sacred duty performed yearly during the holy month of Dhul Hijjah.
According to Qurbani rules, the cutting of nails and hair before Qurbani is not allowed during the first 10 days of Dhul Hijjah for anyone sacrificing an animal and performing their Qurbani/Udhiya.
In the Hanbali madhab, it is considered haram to cut your hair or nails if you’re donating Qurbani.
According to most scholars, however, refraining from cutting your hair and nails is a recommended act rather than an obligatory one. It is best to seek advice according to your madhab.
The cutting of nails and hair is not allowed during the first 10 days before Qurbani, but one can cut their hair and nails before Qurbani by cutting them before the 1st day of Dhul Hijjah. The prohibition starts from the 1st of Dhul Hijjah and lasts until one has performed Qurbani and can continue cutting hair and nails thereafter.
There are different schools of thought regarding the cutting of nails before performing Qurbani.
For those who want to offer a sacrifice, the last day recommended to cut hair and nails is before the new moon of Dhul Hijjah appears. On the 1st of Dhul Hijjah, you do not cut your hair or nails until Qurbani is completed.
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